Question about Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

1 Answer

How do I get rid of musty smell from my Frigidaire front load washer?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,430 Answers

First you should reach deep into the front door seal and run your fingers around. There is probably slime in there. You will need to thoroughly clean this with a bleach water mix about 50-50. You might need to pull the seal almost inside out to get in there good. If after scrubbing you still have black in the rubber the mold will come right back in that case you will need to replace the seal. They are not to hard to replace but a little tricky. Here is a link that should help if you need to replace the seal or if the wire ring pops off when cleaning. Now if all cleans up well or you replaced it be sure to wipe out the seal after each use (deep in there) and /or leave the door open.

If the seal is clean and no mold present and it still smells then you likely have a clogged drain pump filter or pump. Here is a link that should help cleaning a drain pump.

Posted on Nov 04, 2010

Ad

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 197 Answers

SOURCE: How do I get rid of the musty smell?

If you know someone who owns a bar, ask them for about 1/2 pt of line cleaning fluid. Start your machine on a 60o wash (empty) and as soon as the water starts flowing into the powder drawer, slowly pour the line cleaner into the water flow. Let the machine go through it's normal cycle, then run the same cycle programme as soon as you can (immediatly if possible) using clean water. Following this action, get your finger and rub it along the inside of the drum, if it's squeekly clean it's solved, if it feels slightly slimely, run the water only wash again the completly to remove any further residue of the cleaner. The smell should go. Let me know how you get on, Regards Dave.

Posted on Jul 17, 2009

  • 12 Answers

SOURCE: How do you get rid of the musty smell in a front

Good Info.

clean your washer once a month by using 3 tablespoons of Cascade or Electrosol dish detergent poured straight into the soap dispenser. Enzymes in the detergent eat up the scum and the pumice in the dish detegent scrapes off the residue that may be on the pvc behind the drum, that may be in the drain hose AND in the pump. Follow with one cup of bleach poured directly into the soap dispenser and once again, choose a hot fast wash. This disinfects the parts of the machine. Leave the door open a bit after using and remember to Lock the controls after you do the washing and unlock it when you need to do a new load of laundry. Safer that way.. noone can start the machine.

Use vinegar instead of fabric softener. Fill up the fabric softener dispenser with cheaper vinegar, like Four Monks from costco... softens, anti static, removes soap residue and grease from your clothes etc.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

What can ido to get rid of musty smell


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about that...

Stop Washing Machine Smell, Mold, and Mildew
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3993813-stop_washing_machine_smell_mold_mildew

heatman101

May 19, 2010 | Hotpoint WMA40 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

There is mold around the rubber and in the inside of the rubber on my Front Load. How can I get rid of this? Is there a product to clean front load washers?


Hi.

The mold is an enzime from the washing detergent or softener. It attacks certain rubbers and causes them to turn black. Eventually it will cause a musty smell which will go on the clothes.

The only way to remove is by replacing the door seal.
If you try bleach etc then it will cause the mold to get worse.

Hope this helps

Aardvark Repairs

Nov 16, 2009 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

1 Answer

How do I get rid of the musty smell?


If you know someone who owns a bar, ask them for about 1/2 pt of line cleaning fluid. Start your machine on a 60o wash (empty) and as soon as the water starts flowing into the powder drawer, slowly pour the line cleaner into the water flow. Let the machine go through it's normal cycle, then run the same cycle programme as soon as you can (immediatly if possible) using clean water. Following this action, get your finger and rub it along the inside of the drum, if it's squeekly clean it's solved, if it feels slightly slimely, run the water only wash again the completly to remove any further residue of the cleaner. The smell should go. Let me know how you get on, Regards Dave.

Jul 17, 2009 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF6000F Front Load...

5 Answers

MY FRONT LOAD WASHER STINKS! THERE IS A MUSTY ODOR COMING FROM INSIDE.


I have the same problem with my machine. Also a frigidaire. After speaking with many repair people apparantly this is a common issue. With mine the gasket that seals around the door has separated completely from the machine and you can literally lift is away. If you pull it back you can run your finger along the metal of the machine and lift of soft black mold. I am in the midst of trying to get my machine replaced with another brand under warranty. This has actually caused severe allergic reactions to my family and took over 6 months to find.

May 28, 2009 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

2 Answers

MY FRONT LOAD WASHER STINKS! THERE IS A MUSTY ODOR COMING FROM INSIDE.


what kind of washer?
all front load washers get this issue
the way to get rid of the smell is by doing an acid wash to your machine
set the washer to the highest temp setting (sanitize would be best)
mix in 1/2 to 2/3 cup of javex or white vinigar, either one will do it
run your washer through the longest cycle possible with no clothes in it
may need to be done more than once. and up to once a month

the smell is caused by leftover detergent and leftover fabric softner gathering on the interior shell and in the rubber boot at the door.
front load washers do not require much detergent at all, and even less fabric softner.
be careful on how much of these you are using, more is not better
this will help prevent the odor from comming back
as well when laundry is not being done, the front door should be left open a bit to allow air movement in the washer.
hope this helps

May 26, 2009 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

2 Answers

My washer has a really bad smell like musty if i leave the doors closed or if I leave clothes in for a couple of hours is this a probem with them


hi there,

the musty smell is from the door boot or gasket. deposit from clothes and detergent get trapped in there and have nowhere else to go. i would recommend purchasing Washerfresh tables to get rid of the deposits. they are available all over.

Dec 04, 2008 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer Logo

146 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Washing Machines Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1474 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Jason Harris
Jason Harris

Level 2 Expert

269 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...